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Reese Witherspoon says a director sexually assaulted her when she was 16

Reese Witherspoon says a director sexually assaulted her when she was 16

Witherspoon, 41, told her story during her speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills on Monday night....
Gabrielle Union opens up on sexual assault: 'I saw #MeToo and my arm went numb'

Gabrielle Union opens up on sexual assault: 'I saw #MeToo and my arm went numb'

Gabrielle Union has a powerful new memoir out that's making headlines for her struggles with fertility and darker issues she's dealt with in her past....
There’s no quick fix for sexual harassment, but it’s not hopeless

There’s no quick fix for sexual harassment, but it’s not hopeless

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, disgust and fatigue help explain the rush to identify the one rule that can end it all for good. Too bad it’s not that easy....
Díaz: Why is the #MeToo movement absent of men?

Díaz: Why is the #MeToo movement absent of men?

The silence from men in the #MeToo movement is deafening. Why? Is their silence a given that they’re the accused in most sexual harassment cases?...
“Me too”: Alyssa Milano urged assault victims to tweet in solidarity. The response was massive.

“Me too”: Alyssa Milano urged assault victims to tweet in solidarity. The response was massive.

Actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter on Sunday with an idea, suggested by a friend, she said....
Rochelle Riley: Harvey Weinstein's accusers show the courage I didn't

Rochelle Riley: Harvey Weinstein's accusers show the courage I didn't

I never wrote it, but thought of Weinstein's accusers: Why didn't they speak up? Why didn’t they have the courage? Then I realized the hypocrisy....
Two girls, 7 and 9, were sexually assaulted by 43-year-old man near park, police say

Two girls, 7 and 9, were sexually assaulted by 43-year-old man near park, police say

A 43-year-old man has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child after a report that he sexually assaulted two girls, ages 7 and 9, police say....
Here's why hundreds of thousands of women are writing 'me too' on their Facebook walls

Here's why hundreds of thousands of women are writing 'me too' on their Facebook walls

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of women began writing "Me too" as a Facebook status. Here's why....
Woody Allen concerned about a 'witch hunt' against men after Weinstein scandal

Woody Allen concerned about a 'witch hunt' against men after Weinstein scandal

Oscar-winning writer and director Woody Allen says he's "sad" for Harvey Weinstein and the women who have made harassment and assault allegations against the fallen movie mogul,...
London police receive new assault claims against Weinstein

London police receive new assault claims against Weinstein

British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, all made by the same woman....
U.K. police receive 3 new assault claims against Weinstein

U.K. police receive 3 new assault claims against Weinstein

British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, all made by the same woman....
Weinstein expelled from film academy amid allegations

Weinstein expelled from film academy amid allegations

In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board....
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to 'immediately expel' Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to 'immediately expel' Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to oust Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who has faced dozens of sexual harassment allegations....
Judge says no to Larry Nassar jury trial delay

Judge says no to Larry Nassar jury trial delay

An Ingham County judge denied a motion to postpone the jury trial of Dr. Larry Nassar, accused of sexual assault...
Ex-MSU football players, prosecutors exploring plea deals in sex assault cases

Ex-MSU football players, prosecutors exploring plea deals in sex assault cases

Three former Michigan State football players accused of sexual assault are exploring plea deals, said an attorney representing one of the players...
The problem for women? It’s men

The problem for women? It’s men

Harvey Weinstein reminds us how women have to negotiate not only sexual harassment, but sexism...
Will more men in Hollywood be exposed? Emma Thompson says Weinstein is just 'the top of a very particular iceberg’

Will more men in Hollywood be exposed? Emma Thompson says Weinstein is just 'the top of a very particular iceberg’

"This is not about one man’s crimes against women; this is about our system’s imbalances, our system’s gender crisis," the Oscar-winning actress said....
Rose McGowan is back on Twitter, what will she say next?

Rose McGowan is back on Twitter, what will she say next?

McGowan has been outspoken against Harvey Weinstein, using Twitter as her primary platform....
Anesthetist who sexually assaulted sedated patients loses appeal

Anesthetist who sexually assaulted sedated patients loses appeal

A "touchy-feely" anesthesiologist handed a 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgery has failed to have his conviction overturned....
In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

Katherine Kendall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she met him. A former ballet dancer working hard to launch herself as an actress, she had just landed a good agent and...
Rose McGowan tweets 'HW raped me' after Twitter suspension

Rose McGowan tweets 'HW raped me' after Twitter suspension

After a brief suspension from Twitter, Rose McGowan returned online to tweet her most direct allegation against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein: 'HW raped me.'...
Harvey Weinstein accusations prove one thing can trump money and power — but it's nearly impossible to get

Harvey Weinstein accusations prove one thing can trump money and power — but it's nearly impossible to get

Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims were early in their career, and he was a Hollywood heavyweight....
After Harvey Weinstein scandal, actor James Van Der Beek reveals he faced sexual harassment

After Harvey Weinstein scandal, actor James Van Der Beek reveals he faced sexual harassment

"I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men,” he wrote....
Julia Roberts slams corrupt Harvey Weinstein

Julia Roberts slams corrupt Harvey Weinstein

Julia Roberts and Ryan Gosling have spoken out to condemn disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein....
Jacques: Students accused of assault have rights

Jacques: Students accused of assault have rights

An appeals court decision illustrates why we all should want to ensure due process rights...
Detroit police arrest 2 suspected ‘serial rapists’

Detroit police arrest 2 suspected ‘serial rapists’

The two are believed to be responsible for three sexual assaults — and possibly more — in Detroit and Hamtramck...
A timeline of failed media attempts to expose Harvey Weinstein's behavior toward women

A timeline of failed media attempts to expose Harvey Weinstein's behavior toward women

Why it matters that NBC News turned down the chance to run the explosive investigation into the former film executive's treatment of women....
Hypocritical scumbags like Harvey Weinstein come in all political stripes: Opinion

Hypocritical scumbags like Harvey Weinstein come in all political stripes: Opinion

This sort of creepy predatory behaviour is not of a particular domain: left or right, black or white, young or old and so forth. It is unfortunately ubiquitous, making it...
'Westworld' star Evan Rachel Wood explains the painful reason why she and many other women won't name their abusers

'Westworld' star Evan Rachel Wood explains the painful reason why she and many other women won't name their abusers

Actress Evan Rachel Wood says fear of perpetrators and lack of faith in the system are the main reasons why women are scared to speak up sooner....
How to explain a family trauma to a 7-year-old? Consider telling her the truth.

How to explain a family trauma to a 7-year-old? Consider telling her the truth.

Children notice the whispers during phone calls, the fake smiles, the half-truths and lies. And they may be able to handle more truth than you think....
Georgina Chapman is leaving Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment accusations, report says

Georgina Chapman is leaving Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment accusations, report says

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband," said Chapman....
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews reveals Hollywood sexual assault

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews reveals Hollywood sexual assault

Actor Terry Crews reveals his own story of being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood heavyweight in the wake of allegations against powerful executive producer Harvey Weinstein....
Hamtramck-area residents talk about safety after 2 reported assaults of female bicylists

Hamtramck-area residents talk about safety after 2 reported assaults of female bicylists

Detroit's crime rate is giving pause to the avid cycling community of young women in adjoining Hamtramck...
Georgina Chapman ditches Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment scandal

Georgina Chapman ditches Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment scandal

Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, finally broke her silence. She is leaving him after claims that the movie mogul harassed women, including many...
Anita Hill rejects Weinstein’s excuses, says successful men can harass, too

Anita Hill rejects Weinstein’s excuses, says successful men can harass, too

“Liberal men, high-achieving men, educated men, men who claim to support women, can be harassers,” Hill told Variety....
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie join flood of allegations against Weinstein

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie join flood of allegations against Weinstein

The New Yorker is reporting that Harvey Weinstein has previously raped three women, significantly intensifying the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie mogul. A representative...
Excerpts from George Clooney interview on Harvey Weinstein

Excerpts from George Clooney interview on Harvey Weinstein

Here are notable excerpts from the Daily Beast's interview with George Clooney on the allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein....
3 women have now come forward and accused Harvey Weinstein of rape

3 women have now come forward and accused Harvey Weinstein of rape

Days after the bombshell report from The New York Times, The New Yorker has published an article in which three women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape....
As more actors speak out against Harvey Weinstein, Terry Crews reveals he was sexually assaulted by another Hollywood executive

As more actors speak out against Harvey Weinstein, Terry Crews reveals he was sexually assaulted by another Hollywood executive

Terry Crews wrote on Twitter that the recent accusations against Harvey Weinstein were "giving me PTSD."...
Hollywood stars speak out on 'horrifying' Weinstein harassment claims

Hollywood stars speak out on 'horrifying' Weinstein harassment claims

Meryl Streep criticises Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein but says she was unaware of his alleged sexual harassment of women....
Man sexually assaulted 2-year-old in Chick-fil-A bathroom: cops

Man sexually assaulted 2-year-old in Chick-fil-A bathroom: cops

A Florida man was arrested Friday in the sexual assault of a 2-year-old in the bathroom of an Orlando-area Chick-fil-A after a customer said he witnessed the attack, according to...
Decades after a rape, this D.C. man claims he’s innocent. But the victim is sure he is the attacker.

Decades after a rape, this D.C. man claims he’s innocent. But the victim is sure he is the attacker.

Conroy Dyson is fighting for exoneration in the 1975 rape of a congressional staffer....
SNL mocks everyone — but remains silent on Harvey Weinstein

SNL mocks everyone — but remains silent on Harvey Weinstein

The omission did not go unnoticed by people on social media....
Trump on reports of Weinstein sexually harassing women: “I’m not at all surprised.”

Trump on reports of Weinstein sexually harassing women: “I’m not at all surprised.”

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is “not at all surprised” by a report this week that Hollywood producer and major Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein has been accused by...
Rapper Nelly detained in Washington state after woman reports sexual assault

Rapper Nelly detained in Washington state after woman reports sexual assault

He was released without charges pending an investigation, his lawyer said....
Rapper Nelly arrested for alleged rape on tour bus

Rapper Nelly arrested for alleged rape on tour bus

US rap artist and three-time Grammy winner Nelly is arrested on rape charges after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle....